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FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to Host First Professional Development Seminar of the New Chapter Year

by | Aug 12, 2021

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will host its monthly luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Dave and Buster’s, 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 400, Fort Myers, FL, 33907 (inside Bell Tower Shops).

Devon Chestnut APR

Devon Chestnut APR

Join FPRA of SWFL for the first professional development seminar of the new chapter year. The September luncheon will feature the President of FPRA, Devon Chestnut, APR, CPRC and a panel of chapter members who attended the 82nd FPRA state conference in August. Panelists will include conference scholarship recipients and members of the chapter leadership team who will share conference highlights and key takeaways from top industry leaders nationwide.

In addition to her role as FPRA president, Chestnut is the communications manager for Cox Communications, the largest private telecom company in America, providing advanced digital video, internet, telephone and home security and automation services to six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Her position includes managing Cox’s Southeast Region internal communications for 1,900 employees in Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. She also plays a pivotal role in several national company projects and initiatives.

The featured panelists include:

  • Alexandra Argueta of Pushing the Envelope,
  • Kelly Apfel of Midwest Food Bank,
  • Jennifer Benton, APR, CPRC of TeleSpecialists,
  • Ashley Loubier of M&M Multimedia and
  • Juliana Metzner of Vectra Digital.

This luncheon will also serve as the swearing-in ceremony for the 2021-2022 Board and Leadership team. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the new FPRA SWFL team and FPRA state President Devon Chestnut, APR, CPRC, who will conduct the swearing-in.

Cost to register for this event is $30 for members, $40 for future members and $25 for students. Please register at: https://www.fpraswfl.org/event-registration/fpra-events/september-program-recapping-82nd-fpra-state-conference/.

Sponsors of the Southwest Florida chapter of FPRA include: CONRIC pr + marketing, LCEC, M&M Multimedia and Southwest Florida Business Today.


About the Florida Public Relations Association

Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For additional information, please visit the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA website at http://www.fpraswfl.org.

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